Mears honored with the 2012 Jeff Clawson Leadership Award

Greg Mears, MD, was a recipient of the annual Dr. Jeff Clawson Leadership Award presented during the Navigator 2012 conference sponsored by the NAED. The award is given annually to an individual that has made a significant lifelong contribution to the emergency dispatch and emergency medical services profession.

Greg Mears was a recipient of the annual Dr. Jeff Clawson Leadership Award presented during the Navigator 2012 conference sponsored by the NAED and held April 18 - 20 in Baltimore. The award, named for Jeff Clawson, MD, the founder of Emergency Medical Dispatch, is given annually to one or more individuals or to a group making a significant contribution to the emergency dispatch profession. "He has made significant contributions to emergency dispatch," said Jeff Clawson, MD, inventor of the Priority Dispatch System and co-founder of National Academies of Emergency Dispatch (NAED). "He is dedicated to the course."

Gregory Mears, MD, FACEP, has a passion for collaborative interaction using consensus to achieve best practice standards. Using data and often unique performance improvement concepts, he is recognized as an innovator and facilitator throughout our industry. Dr. Mears has an extensive list of accomplishments over the past 20 years as a local EMS Medical Director, the NC State EMS Medical Director, and as the original principal investigator in the development of the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS). Through Dr. Mears standardized approach, Emergency Medical Dispatch, EMS service delivery, and ultimately, patient care have been improved at the local, state, and national levels. "We’re talking about a standardized approach," Mears said. "Dr. Clawson is a leader in providing tools we can all use to accomplish our goals. Thank you for your efforts and dedication you give to the people you save."

The annual Navigator Conference draws more than 1,200 people from the emergency communications profession. The NAED is a non-profit standard-setting organization promoting safe and effective emergency dispatch services worldwide.

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